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Study shows opioid converting medical apps lack consistency

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Opioid converters are readily available as mobile apps. However, recent research has demonstrated that there is a discrepancy in the consistency of their calculations.

Simplee helps patients understand costs, manage finances, and digitally pay bills

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Simplee is an online service that helps patients with the management of their healthcare finances.

Beth Israel Study Shows NICU Babies Exposed to Music have Health Benefits

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In a recent two-year long study, researchers have found tangible health benefits of the simple task of singing to your newborn child. The study took place at the Beth Israel Medical Center and followed the outcomes of introducing musical intervention to 272 premature babies in the NICU.

Better is a healthcare concierge app with access to Mayo Clinic on demand

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Better is a healthcare concierge app with access to the knowledge and expertise of Mayo Clinic.

Survey results show how medical student use of medical apps differs from resident physicians

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A recent survey amongst UK medical students and junior doctors found a high use of smartphones and medical application usage in clinical situations and in medical education.

QR codes added to all Oklahoma medical licenses allowing physicians to “check in” with their phone

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The Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision will be adding a QR codes to every new and renewed medical license issued.

Published BMJ piece takes aim at medical apps and their utility

One recent piece, by Margaret McCartney, was published in the British Medical Journal titled “How do we know whether medical apps work?” [1] It is a nice short read, where Dr. McCartney lays out the overriding utilization of smartphones and tablets in our daily lives to both play games, manage our daily activities, and search the web. We have had no issue integrating these aspects into our social lives and enjoy them immensely (I need to look no further than […]

Recent study assessing vascular medical apps finds apps lack references to literature

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A recently released study by Carter et al. assessed the extent of mobile medical applications with usability in vascular practice. Overall, the authors noted that the study demonstrated a short supply of medical apps designated for vascular surgical utilization.

iPhone app for vision testing gets FDA approval, developer explains Android challenges

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MyVisionTrack, an app that allows patients with degenerative eye disease to monitor their own visual function, has received 510 (K) clearance from the FDA.

Doctors replace 75 percent of patient’s skull with 3D printed implant

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Doctors have replaced 75% of a patient’s skull with an implant created by a 3D printer.

Dermatologists express concern for mole diagnosing medical apps, citing poor results in testing

In a recent letter to the editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Ferrero et al. noted several troubling issues with currently available mobile medical applications designed for dermatological purposes. Namely, in this case, the authors looked at an app called ‘Skin Scan,’ which was created to help with the identification and management of skin cancer. The authors then used the app against images from UpToDate, the National Cancer Institute, and Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine. In […]

Tracking vaccination refusal through a medical app

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The app, appropriately named ‘Vaccine Refused,’ is designed to help track vaccination refusal through an iPhone.